Muscat 9 April 2019: Demonstrating its commitment towards positive socio-economic growth,Eshraqa, the social development arm of Khimji Ramdas has provided support to the Izki Festival since its inception in 2013. Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources from 20th March to 12th April 2019, constitutes of various entertaining cultural; social; heritage; and sporting programs including a consumer shopping fair and exhibition areas for sponsors.
The 2019 edition event also showcases the launch of Izki Got Talent; a first-of-its-kind competition exclusively sponsored by Eshraqa. Over 40 children between the age of 7 and 15 years are participating in various disciplines including painting, singing, poetry, public speaking amongst other talents. Crafted to encourage and enhance the skills among the children, the event will also positively impact their potential development while imbibing self-confidence and awareness of their immense potential. The event also witnessed many small businesses showcasing their many locally designs and manufactured products.
Commenting on the occasion, Nailesh Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas said, “Our collaboration marks our commitment towards community wellbeing activities; encouraging talented children to realise their potential while providing the residents of Izki with an exciting opportunity to realise their full potential. These talented children will continue to develop and grow their skills, at the same time get prepared for bigger competitions and events conducted locally, regionally and even internationally. We hope to instil an enhanced essence of partnership and camaraderie within the local communities.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to improve and enrich lives, Eshraqa has implemented several projects at government schools in Wilayats of Izki, Samail, Bidbid, including providing school furniture and lockers, CCTVs, Smart TVs, interlock tiles, laptops, and many other necessities.
Since inception, the Khimji Ramdas group has always pursued contributions to the Sultanate’s socio-economic progress by developing pioneering solutions that enhance its support to the community, and empower the people to build a vibrant future. With a firm belief in people power, Ehraqa continues to work with service organisations to support development within the community. It provides a plethora of health care initiatives; internship opportunities for students; international scholarship programs; along with vocational and entrepreneurial programs.